Aromatic plants

Aromatic potted plants

Since ancient times, man has collected and cultivated aromatic plants. Its functions are varied: decoration, aroma, seasoning and medicinal remedies.
The cultivation of aromatic, culinary and medicinal plants is generally easy. They grow well in potsThey need a place with lighting, but without direct sun and away from drafts. And they don't require excessive watering.

Keep in mind that many of them originate from the Mediterranean climate (lavender, lemon balm, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, ...) and need little water. It will be enough with a irrigation weekly. Others, such as mint, parsley or spearmint, need their soil to be usually moist.

There are invasive aromatics, such as tarragon and mint, which spread very quickly, which can invade surrounding plants. You have to try to plant them alone in the pot and trim them frequently.

They are sensitive to pests (insects, mites, snails, etc.) and diseases (fungi, bacteria, etc.). In the case of culinary ones, if they have to be treated with a pesticide, it should be applied at least 1 or 2 weeks before they can be used in the kitchen. Better opt for biological insecticides, which are totally harmless, or even Natural medicine.

Regarding allowance, aromatic and culinary plants are poorly fertilized so that they do not lose flavor and aroma.

Among the culinary we highlight the Provencal herbs, a mixture of various aromatic plants of Mediterranean origin, specifically from Provence (south-eastern France), which include aromatic plants such as thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil, marjoram, tarragon, fennel and lavender.

Lavender in bloom

Lavender in bloom

Aromatic plants combine very well in all kinds of recipes, whether they are meat, fish, pasta, rice, vegetables, etc. They are highly recommended for grilled preparations, for salads, for pasta, etc. They also constitute a multitude of perceptions for our senses. They offer you spectacular blooms like lavender: stunning blues of different shades.

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Source: Garden


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